Mask Change | Decks and Ruling

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Mask Change

Mask Change
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect
Supports ArchetypesHERO / Masked HERO


Target 1 "HERO" monster you control; send it to the Graveyard, also, after that, if it left the field by this effect, Special Summon 1 "Masked HERO" monster from your Extra Deck with the same Attribute that the sent monster had when it was on the field (its original Attribute, if face-down).

How to Get

PackValiant Souls [SR]
HERO Generation [SR]
Level-up reward--
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  • Great way to summon a powerful monster.
  • Being a Quick-play spell gives you lots of timings to activate this card.


  • Requires a Hero monster on the field to activate, otherwise a dead card in your hand.
  • A Hero can only change into a Masked Hero of the same attribute.


Anki OTK

(This OTK is only possible because of a bug that doesn't half Anki's attack when he attacks directly with his effect and Titan Showdown is active.)
Use Cosmic Cyclone to banish a spell/trap card and reduce your LP to make Titan Showdown active, then used masked change to special summon Masked HERO - Anki. Anki is able to attack your opponent directly and because of Titan Showdown he will deal 5600 damage. If your opponent does not control any spell/trap card for you to use Cosmic Cyclone on, you can turn on self-chain. First activate Masked Change on your HERO and then use Cosmic Cyclone on Masked Change, you will still be able to summon Anki with your LP reduced for Titan Showdown.

Extra attacks

You can use Masked Change on an Extra deck Masked Hero you control to special summon another copy of himself from the Extra deck. Use this during the battle phase to gain extra attacks. Masked Hero Anki can do this most efficiently. Attack with your DARK Hero monster, activate Masked Change to special summon Masked Hero Anki and then let Anki destroy a monster. Anki will let you search a Masked Change from your deck, which you can use on him to special summon another Anki ready to attack. Repeat till your opponent runs out of monster.

Masked Hero

Here is a list of masked hero monsters that can be summoned with Masked Change.

Multiple monsters

Drilldark lets you special summon another monster when it's summoned, this can let you use Mask Change on one of them without leaving your vulnerable to cards like Enemy Controller. Use Drilldark's effect to special summon Destiny HERO - Celestial so you can use its effect when it's in the graveyard. Vyon can also be pretty good since you can use its effect to send Destiny HERO - Malicious from your deck to the grave, then activate it from the grave to special summon another Malicious from your deck, which thins your deck as well as letting you use Mask Change using your deck as a resource.

Return from the graveyard

Decider's effect lets you return a Destiny HERO monster from your grave at the end of the turn. This can let you use Mask Change on him after he attacks to return Decider back to your hand at the end of your turn.




ActionsSends from your field to your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Extra Deck


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I don't know why they did not just use mask change II that card seams more balance for this
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
dunno, I have a hunch... this one might actually come in the 16th main box
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Blue Reply
The fact that is says once per turn instantly makes it way more balanced.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
If balance then nobody bought it
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
dont cry mask change is good. but not broken
Ban please,limited 2
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But why?
This card or anki should be limited to 2, along with celestia.
The fact that this card is NOT limited, BUT silent sword slash is limited is absolute HORSE URINE. sick of this nonsense
<< Anonymous(kbeezy)
Anonymous Reply
What is the point of limiting it?
There is also a card that allows you to play it up to 3 times from the graveyard.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So player will not able to use this and Celestial
<< Anonymous(kbeezy)
Anonymous Reply
They won't semi-limit this card because it will affect other Masked Heroes too, especially considering we'll have Dian in main/mini box in the future.

If they would limit something from the Anki deck, it will be either Decider/Drilldark, or Anki itself.
<< Anonymous(kbeezy)
Anonymous Reply
Lol urine!!
I know some dude who loves to play Mask Change
this should work only ONCE PER TURN ... summoning the same monster up to 3 times and being able to attack with him every time in the same turn is just ridiculous
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You know it's easy to counter. Masked-Heros aren't that great anymore ...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So? Every deck has counters. Doesn’t mean it’s not broken. This deck is absolute OP 🔥 and it always has been. It doesn’t need limiting it needs an all out ruling change.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They'll never change a card text for DL (unless it has to do with Main Phase 2 like with Emerald Turtle). If they made Anki limited to 1, this deck won't be able to OTK.
Limit this card, Konami.
<< Anonymous(Godisapig)
Anonymous Reply
No, because it will 🔥 any other Masked Hero deck...
<< Anonymous(Godisapig)
Anonymous Reply
Anki semi-limited to 2 would solve the problem. If you can deal with the 1st Anki then you're guaranteed safe from OTK and you'll have a bigger chance to make a comeback
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Limiting this card is fine as long as they give us Mask Change II in exchange.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
they won't limit a box UR
Would my Anki be destroyed if I chained Mask Change to Widespread Ruin? For example, I have 2 monsters then my opponent use Widespread then I chained Mask Change.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, as Widespread Ruin doesn't target.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The fact it doesn't target doesn't in itself make it go after something else. A card like Floodgate Trap Hole doesn't target, either, and only goes after a specific card. But in this case, Widespread Ruin doesn't even "pick" until it resolves. Aside from them requiring an Attack Position monster to legally activate it, what they have at that time has no bearing on what will be destroyed.
Believe me when I say:
They will never limit this one.

Masked Heroes left the current meta the way it's meant to be: Being overpowered lol

Limitation is never good.
The heck is with the mask change. There is a combo of 5 attacks and three of them is 2800. I don't know if this is balance but the only deck i can use against it is spell bound silence.
So I can not chain and use my second floodgate trap hole after changing the mask? (no option for it) I hate Anki decks with passion, tier 2 lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
the reason is that u miss the timing to use floodgate. Cause u can't activate cards in a middle of a chain so first is summon then is the effect of ur first floodgate
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
I think you are trying to chain Floodgate to Mask Change?

You cannot do that, Floodgate can only respond to a summon, and using Mask Change is not a summon. You have to wait until Anki hits the field THEN you should be able to use Floodgate.
This crap or Anki should be once per turn...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well, anki's effect IS once per turn though.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The summon.

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